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We See Chick Flicks: The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2

When I went to the theater last night to see the second installment of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I expected the movie to warm my heart and make me wish I was young again, with a close group of attractive friends. I thought it would be cute. I thought it would be cheesy. I did not think that there would be hot guys taking their shirts off. Keep reading »

Is Internet Fame All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Wired.com recently created an algorithm widget-thingamajig called Celebrity Meter, which will tell you exactly how internet famous you are by tallying the number of webpages linking to you and how many friends you have on various social networks. But before you go running off to calculate whether you’re famous enough to need an alias the next time you make dinner reservations or a bodyguard when you go out in public, think about what it actually means to be internet famous. Will designers start clamoring to dress you? Will the tabloids start seeing a ‘baby bump’ every time you indulge in a burger? And will John McCain spoof you in his next campaign ad? Just how different is internet fame from real life fame? To get a better idea, let’s compare two archetypes: Julia Allison, who’s internet famous (and WIRED Magazine’s covergirl this month), and Jessica Simpson who’s real life famous. Both women are in their late 20’s, both admittedly love the limelight and all things girlie, and both are interested in promoting themselves as brands. So how do they stack up against one another? Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: The Making Of Paris Hilton’s Video, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” And Sex On TV

  • Go behind the scenes of Paris Hilton’s political ad parody — she contributed lines to it and taped it in just four takes, without a teleprompter! [CNN]
  • Robert Hazard, the songwriter who penned “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” has died. Watch Cyndi Lauper’s classic video in his memory. [AP via CNN]
  • Kids are three times more likely to hear about sex with pets, corpses, or someone else’s wife than see a happily married couple on prime-time TV. [WashingtonPost.com]
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    Quickies!: Marijuana Smokers Have Risky Sex

  • Researchers at Emory University found that black girls who are marijuana smokers engage in riskier sex and have a higher rate of STDs. [EurekAlert!]
  • Sneak a peek at Down the Rabbit Hole, photographer Justin Monroe’s take on Alice and other fantasy figures featuring Amanda Lepore, Janice Dickinson, and porn star Eric Rhodes. Potentially NSFW! [Popbytes]
  • Tug-O-War and rope climbing were once Olympic sports, but aren’t the weirdest, er, activities to test Olympiads. [Asylum]
  • These WWII pin-up girl recreations with live models seem rather cheesy. [Asylum]
  • What happens when your best friend(s) hate your boyfriend? [Tango]
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    Friendship Groups Work In Films But Not In Reality

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was released in theaters today, and this time around the women have been apart all year, but their summer plans will keep them separated. According to the film’s website, “Now it will take more than a hurried note…or even a treasured pair of pants passed back and forth among them to keep their lives connected.” But this got me thinking…Do friendship groups like The Sisterhood and Sex and the City, in which all the friends get along and are connected equally, exist in reality? In my experience, the answer is a resounding, “No.” Keep reading »

    Top Ten Songs With Sexually Suggestive Food Metaphors

    This is by no means the end all, be all list of sexually-charged food metaphors in popular music, but it is a list of our favorites. Please add any others you can think of in the comments! So, anyone hungry for, say, some hot peas and butter?

    10. “B-Boy, where the f**k you at?/I been looking for your ass since a quarter past/Hot peas and butter, baby, come and get your supper/Before I make you suffer/That’s when you had enough/Can I get hot when you hit the jackpot?/Surely I can, if you the man/I get loose and produce large amounts of juice.” – “Keep On Keepin’ On”, MC Lyte
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    Playgirl’s Gone, But We’d Never Really Lusted Over Its Pages Anyway

    In case you haven’t heard, Playgirl magazine folded. It was announced earlier this week that the brand would live online but with more photos and videos and less actual editorial content. Basically, the visual aspect of the magazine, the pornier stuff, rather than any articles. Personally, I never went to the store and bought the magazine, and I wonder how many women are upset about its closing, or even care.

    Magazines in general are having trouble these days, because they have to compete with both other magazines and the online world for advertisers. Even magazines we thought were really great have closed in the last couple years (RIP Jane), so it’s not surprising that another magazine would go, especially one that has had a hard time figuring out where it fits into the marketplace over the last couple years, as former Playgirl editor (and Frisky contributor!) Colleen Kane writes was the case. Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Special Police Bras, Circumcision And AIDS, And Smart Spiders

  • Thousands of German policewomen have received “bulletproof bras.” Basically, they’re just bras that say “Polizei” (police) and don’t have metal parts, which could impale the wearer if hit by a bullet. [Reuters]
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    Quickies!: IUDs Don’t Cause Infertility Or Infections

  • Contrary to popular belief, an IUD doesn’t cause infections or infertility. [Daily Bedpost]
  • This voice-activated vibrator is pointless. [Daily Bedpost]
  • A charged cell battery saved a woman’s life. [College Candy]
  • It is possible to be allergic to sex. [Tango]
  • Yes, supermodels do age. Find out what these beauties from the ’90s are up to now. [Asylum]
  • Yawn, high-class escort hysteria, yawn. [Boinkology]
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    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of August 5th 2008

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    • Carla Bruni
    • Comme Si de Rien N’Etait
      Former model and current outspoken first lady of France Carla Bruni has released a record so sweet and simply sexy that you know she’s exactly the kind of classy slut she says she is. While you might not be able to pronounce the album title, you should definitely play Comme Si de Rien N’Etait at your next dinner party. (NOTE: The title means “as if nothing happened.” Translation courtesy of Megs, who got straight A’s in French class.) Keep reading »

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